KINS Observes World Cancer Day

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Cancer is a group of diseases involving complex systemic abnormalities potential to disrupt the normal anatomy & physiology of any individual. Like every year, World Cancer Day was observed at Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences (KINS) on 4th February 2021 with enthusiasm. A webinar on Palliative Care Sensitization was also held on the occasion.

This year’s theme, as proposed by the WHO, was “I can, we can”, which acknowledges that everyone has the capacity to address the cancer burden. For capacity building of the student nurses as well as the faculties of KINS, a sensitization program on “Palliative Care: An Update” was co-organized with the society of Delhites’ National Institute in Palliative Care (DNipCare). Mr. Suresh Thaliyaril (Florence Nightingale Awardee), Senior Nursing Officer, Safdarjung Hospital & Secretary, DNipCare played a key role in the event.  

The inaugural address was delivered by Prof. (Mrs.) Amarita Lenka, Principal, KINS. The program was moderated by Mr. K. V. Hamza, General Secretary, DNipCare, New Delhi. Taking the first session, Dr. Savita Butola, CMO (SG) Composite Hospital, BSF Academy, Gwalior elaborated upon the Introduction & Need of Palliative Care in Cancer treatment. Dr. Butola is also the Secretary, Indian Association of Palliative Care, India. The second session was taken by Sr. HanifeMacGamwell, an Oncology/Palliative Care Nurse specialist & a Public Health Nurse. She delivered a very sensitive and poignant talk on Nurses Role in Palliative Care.

The students had a great learning experience listening to the eminent speakers of international repute. The program concluded with a Q & A session followed by a vote of thanks. Students from M.Sc. 1st Year, M.Sc. 2nd Year, B.Sc. 3rd Year & GNM 2nd Year & faculties of KINS participated in the event.

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